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Wave of motorhomes spending winter close to popular Costa Blanca beach in Spain

RESIDENTS have complained about an influx of motorhomes parked up close to the southern end of Torrevieja's La Mata beach. They're concerned that the big...

Bogus plumber reports water leaks in wave of distraction robberies on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man posing as a plumber made up reports of water leaks to set up six distraction burglaries in Alicante City centre businesses. The 23-year-old...

Benidorm opens festival week to find Spain’s Eurovision Song Contest entry for 2023

The second Benidorm Fest was officially launched on Sunday night to find Spain's entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. The Benidorm Palace...

British drug lord arrested in Benidorm loses extradition hearing in Spain

A British man arrested on his motorbike at a routine Benidorm checkpoint has been approved for extradition by Spain's National Court. The Madrid court signed...

Dozens of mountain bikers treated for hypothermia following race in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mountain bike race in the Calpe area of Alicante Province produced added difficulties for a thousand competitors. They were participating on Sunday's final day...

Sweatshop exploited workers ordered to carry 80 kilos of clothes on their backs in Spain’s Alicante

A 42-year-old Alicante Province business owner has been arrested for exploiting foreign workers at his Crevillente premises. The work abuse included staff having to carry...

Angry lab workers demonstrate outside troubled Costa Blanca hospital in Spain during Health Minister visit

MEDICAL workers and patients joined forces outside Torrevieja Hospital on Friday to demand improvements during a visit by Valencia Health Minister, Miguel Minguez. Minguez was...

Suitcase with hidden cocaine stash arrives at Costa Blanca airport in Spain without passenger

A suitcase with 1.8 kilos of cocaine that originated from Brazil has been intercepted at Alicante-Elche airport. The case was dispatched with a 'high priority'...

Private managers get ‘boot-out’ date from running public health in Denia area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE management of the Marina Alta health department in Alicante Province will pass from private to public hands on January 31, 2024. Valencian health minister,...

Farmer on Spain’s Costa Blanca trapped and kept finches to use and breed for singing contests

A 78-year old Mutxamel farmer is being investigated for setting up an intricate homemade trap to illegally capture finches. The Guardia Civil said in many...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca welcomed over two million people in 2022

BENIDORM got over two million hotel bookings last year according to the city-based Hosbec hoteliers association. The Hosbec Monitor report for 2022 says bookings were...

Big medieval market on Spain’s Costa Blanca returns after pandemic break

ONE of Spain's biggest medieval markets returns next month to Alicante Province after a two-year enforced break due to the Covid pandemic. The three-day event...

European home furnishing giant looks at opening logistics centre in Spain’s Alicante

DANISH home furniture and accessory retailer JYSK will open a logistics hub to serve the Iberian Peninsula and has identified a possible Alicante Province...

Spain’s Benidorm goes on tree planting spree to improve the environment

BENIDORM City Council has begun an initiative to plant new trees all around the area until the end of March. Some 200 trees will be...

Drug traffickers steal €400,000 boat from Costa Blanca marina in Spain to use as narco-craft

DRUG traffickers stole a pleasure boat from Altea marina in Alicante Province to convert it into a narco-craft. But a day after the theft, the...

Eagle will land to scare off pesky seagulls from Costa Blanca castle in Spain

DENIA is deploying shock tactics by getting an eagle to cut the seagull population around the city's castle. Lokimica- who run Denia council's pest-control services-...

REVEALED: The most popular areas of Spain’s Costa Blanca for overseas property buyers

TORREVIEJA and Orihuela are Alicante Province's top areas for foreign property buyers according to the Valencia region Notary Association. Figures for the first nine months...

Man tries to kill co-worker on Spain’s Costa Blanca by pouring toxic chemicals into water bottle

A 51-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after poisoning a co-worker at an Elche metal factory. He poured ammonia and solvent into a...

Work begins on long-awaited €4 million park for popular British expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BULLDOZERS started clearing land on a Torrevieja urbanisation on Monday as a €4.1 million project kicked-off to create a park and sports area. The 44,000...

Warm weather prompts early appearance of poisonous processionary caterpillars that can kill dogs in Spain

THE mild winter has brought early appearances of processionary caterpillars which can kill dogs and make young children ill. Sightings have been reported in woodland...

Woman leaps off balcony following argument with boyfriend in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 35-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for domestic abuse after his girlfriend leapt four metres off a balcony in Guardamar. The Ukrainian woman, 32, was...

Famous carnival parade from Spain’s Costa Blanca visits Madrid for sneak preview

TORREVIEJA'S annual carnival celebrations start next Friday but visitors to Madrid got a sneak preview this week. It's regarded as one of the best carnival...

Spain’s Benidorm installs underground recyclable waste containers to cut odours and mess

BENIDORM council has installed seven new underground waste containers in Plaza l'Hort de Colon to make life easier for users and to cut pungent...

First severe winter frosts coming to Spain’s Alicante area

TUMBLING temperatures will hit Alicante Province this weekend with overnight values dumping down to minus-five degrees in some inland areas. Storm Hannelore has been making...

Government allocates €343 million to prevent repeat of 2019 Costa Blanca floods in Spain

THE government has approved a €343 million investment over the next five years to reduce the risk of flooding in the Vega Baja region. Parts...

Denia to Calpe tram service fully restored on Spain’s Costa Blanca after 2016 suspension

TRAM services between Calpe and Denia are back on track after going off the rails in 2016 due to safety concerns. The final piece of...

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